Birthday season!October 1, 2011
Well if you throw in Alex’s birthday from last week and the two recent birthdays of friends Clayton and Bryan and David’s birthday today and my mom and I’s birthdays next week, there has been a lot of cake. I made my traditional Chocolate Wacky Cake with Instant Fudge Frosting and Raspberries for David’s birthday. While it was good, I think the combination of new cake recipe (I left my good one back in Evanston), using a mixer instead of the food processor and using fresh raspberries instead of raspberry sauce, meant that it tasted just a little bit different. But by far the best part of the evening has been playing round after round of David’s birthday pressent from Alex and I – Dominion. While I know I dragged my feet quite a bit on this game and have kind of refused several invitations from my brothers to play it, I ended up finding it really fun! Maybe it helped that it was almost entirely a group of newbies to the game, or what exactly it was, but now I like it.
And the exciting part is that my parents left on their epic Empire Builder train trip from Chicago to Seattle today and are probably currently making their way through the Twin Cities of Minnesota. They arrive on Sunday and will be here for 2 weeks, which I am super excited about. Now all I have to do is clean my room, check about bus tickets, pump the tires on my mom’s loaner bike, go to the library and possibly go bike shopping. But seeing as it has somehow advanced past midnight, I should probably get to bed.
Have a good weekend, ya’ll.